Martin Funeral Home


Hilaria "Hilda" A. DeAnda

September 3, 1924January 11, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Hilaria "Hilda" A. DeAnda

Born in Marfa, Texas on September 3, 1924 passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 11, 2021 at the age of 96. She was born to Pascasio Acosta and Jesus Garcia Acosta. She married the love of her life Roberto J. DeAnda Sr. (deceased) on January 8, 1938 in Marfa, and moved to El Paso in 1955. She worked as a Private Nurse and was a member of Saint Jude Catholic Church. She enjoyed ceramics and gardening but always loved to make a trip back to Marfa to visit family and friends never forgetting her roots. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Roberto J. DeAnda Sr. and her eldest son Roberto J. DeAnda Jr. and her daughter-in-law Maria "Kookie" DeAnda (Oscar's wife). Left to cherish and honor her life and continue her legacy as she is survived by her daughter-in-law Soledad "Cha Cha" DeAnda, Oscar J. DeAnda, Marina Joe Barraza and her husband Leo. Grandchildren Roberto J. DeAnda III and wife Ruth, Malinda J. Villagran, Zelda Lord, Willie Joe Barraza and wife Erika, Victoria Vargas and husband Fernando. Great Grandchildren Katryna Lord, Sophia Villagran, Anasofia Vargas, Roel Vargas. She was affectionately known as Emma La La and Wela by her grand and great grandchildren. She shared a special place in the hearts of many nephews and nieces. A special "thank you" to the staff of Hospice of El Paso for their help and support.


  • Oscar DeAnda, Son
  • Robert J. DeAnda (Soledad), Son (deceased)
  • Marina Joe Barraza (Leo), Daughter
  • Willie Joe Barraza (Erika), Grandson
  • Victoria Vargas (Fernando), Granddaughter
  • Zelda Lord, Granddaughter
  • Robert J. DeAnda III (Ruth), Grandson
  • Malinda Villagran, Granddaughter
  • Anasofia Vargas, Great Granddaughter
  • Roel Vargas, Great Grandson
  • Katryna Marie Lord, Great Granddaughter
  • Sophia Villagran, Great Granddaughter


20 January


7:00 pm

Martin Funeral Home West

128 N Resler Dr
El Paso, Texas 79912

21 January

Graveside Service

9:00 am

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Ave
Fort Bliss, Texas 79906


Hilaria "Hilda" A. DeAnda

have a memory or condolence to add?

Patricia Scott

January 18, 2021

You are blessed to have had your mama for so many years. You have a place in heaven for being her caretaker. May God bless you, your family and extended family.
Patricia Scott

Manuel (Tury & Edna) Rodriguez

January 15, 2021

Marina...Edna and I would like to express our sincerest condolences to you, Leo, and the rest of your family. May God grant you strength and comfort in this difficult time. Though I did not communicate with your Mom very often, I always appreciated her kindness and smile when in her presence. May God grant her everlasting peace in heaven. God bless you and your family....Tury.

Monica Torres

January 15, 2021

Rest In Peace grama Hilda.

Elizabeth DeAnda-Ornelas Wright

January 15, 2021

Tia may you RIP and my condolences and prayers to my cousins and their family-❤️🙏 always your cousin Elizabeth (Betsy) from Odessa Texas

Carmen Frausto

January 15, 2021

Hilda and her husband Robert were such wonderful people. I had fun taking care of paco their parrot. They treated him like a baby. May she Rest In Peace

ChaCha DeAnda

January 14, 2021

One of the many memories I have of Ema Lala is her round flour tortillas, a skill that I never mastered (Wal-mart for me). She would make them and after work we would go and have warm, freshly made tortillas with butter from a squeezable bottle. Lots of good memories is what we have of Ema Lala that keeps us going. RIP

Malinda Villagran

January 14, 2021

Some of the memories I cherish the most are the times I spent in Ema Lala’s garden, picking grapes, tomatoes, apricots, and peaches. I also enjoyed watching her paint ceramics and caring for her birds. Her sense of humor and facial expressions made the time I spent with her even more enjoyable. My daughter, Sophia, enjoyed spending time with her and loved her sense of humor too. When we left her house we had a tradition, my dad would honk the horn twice and we would wave goodbye, happy to have made great memories. Ema Lala heard her final two honks on January 11 and waved goodbye to us with a smile. May she Rest in Peace.

Saul and Rita Acosta

January 14, 2021

May she RIP . We will miss her smile and we will never forget the love she had for all of us , but especially our son , Moises ,her grandnephew, that we named after her brother that died at a young age . She was always asking about my son and praying for him . Love you Tia Hilaría May you rejoice in seeing your family and especially your brother Moises .RIP ♥️🙏🏼

Shirley and John Moe

January 14, 2021

A lovely lady. We enjoyed celebrating her birthdays sending a card every year.

Bertha Ramirez

January 13, 2021

My fondest memory of Hilda is her beautiful smile, twinkle in her eye and always having something good to say about you. Let’s not forget her red lipstick!!! Love you rest in our Lord’s arms